Mountain Bike & Trailer Hire at Rothiemurchus, Aviemore

What can you hire at the In Your Element Bike Hire shop?

We offer mountain bike hire at our Rothiemurchus-based hub near Aviemore, just across the road from TreeZone and the Rothiemurchus Visitor Centre.

We are the only bike hire company at Rothiemurchus, and offer immediate access to lots of off-road trails, from family-friendly to more adventurous routes.

Available to hire are:

  • Hardtail mountain bikes
  • Hardtail mountain e-bikes
  • Trailers (compatible with our hardtail mountain bikes, not compatible with our e-bikes)
  • Tag-a-longs (compatible with our hardtail mountain bikes, not compatible with our e-bikes)
  • Baby seats (compatible with our hardtail mountain bikes, not compatible with our e-bikes)

Please note that when you hire an e-bike you will be required to pay a refundable, £100 security deposit per bike when you collect the bikes (paid by credit or debit card).

Note: when booking online, some folks have been experiencing difficulties having their payment processed. Having looked into this, we have been informed that this is due to the banks 3D verification process. If you are having trouble with payments, please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bike Hire

We offer mountain bike hire for larger groups, e.g. high school or youth groups and all-adult groups, for locations other than our Aviemore bike hub.

We accept advance bookings for a minimum of 5 bikes and you have the option of collecting them yourself or we can deliver/ collect them for an additional shuttle fee. Bikes come with helmets.

Please get in touch to enquire.

Height of Rider
Height of Rider
Frame Size
Frame Size
4’8 – 5’2
5’1 – 5’6
5’5 – 5’10
5’9 – 6’2
Kid’s Bikes
Age of Child
Bike Wheel Size
115 – 130cm
3’9 – 4’3
5-8 years old
20″ wheel
125 – 138cm
4’1 – 4’6
7-11 years old
24″ wheel


Teens & Adults

(£100 security

deposit required)

Trailers, Tag-a-longs,

Baby Seats

1 Day
Extra Days

Where is the In Your Element bike hire hub?

Situated fifteen minutes walk from Aviemore bus and railway stations and five minutes by car off the A9 Perth to Inverness road.

Click here for bus information to Aviemore

Click here for bus information to Inverdruie from Aviemore

Click here for train information

If you want to know how to find us, you can use the following map, or if you prefer to use a satnav, then just enter the following address details: In Your Element Aviemore, Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, PH22 1QH.

If you get lost, give us a call on 01479 811426​

Rothiemurchus Trail Mapclick here to download a Rothiemurchus Trail Map

More Routes on the Ride With GPS Websiteclick here

You can hire bikes and bike trailers online or in person, giving you the opportunity to explore the wonderful Rothiemurchus trails under your own pedal-power.

  • Pre-booked bikes can be collected between 9:00 to 10:00AM.
  • Afternoon only hires should be collected at 1.30pm. Half day hires are 3.5 hours.
  • You can not book online or by phone for same day hire. Please call in to the bike hub to see if something is still available.
  • If you need to get in touch with our staff at the bike hire hub at Aviemore. Call: 01479 810284 or email
  • Before you book, have you read our Booking Terms & Conditions? Read them here

Equipment included

When you hire equipment from us, you will be given helmets and a puncture repair kit for every 4 bikes.

When hiring bike equipment from us you, as the customer will be subject to the following equipment hire terms:

  • We recognise that cycling can be dangerous & we acknowledge the risks involved.
  • We accept helmets have been offered & should we decide not to use them, then we accept full responsibility for the increased likelihood of injury.
  • All children under the age of 18, on bikes, in trailers or on tag-a-longs must wear helmets.
  • We will not undertake any manoeuvre, which is beyond our level of skill or that is unsuitable for the bike’s capabilities.
  • We will inspect the bicycle(s) when they are handed over & will not depart from the hire depot without satisfying ourselves that they are in safe condition. Any exisiting damage should be reported to a hire attendant to prevent incurring damage repair costs.
  • Any damage due to a crash or negligence is the customer’s responsibilty & will be charged for.
  • Bikes must be locked when unattended. Loss or theft of the bike or accessories is the customer’s responsibilty & will be charged for.
  • In Your Element reserve the right to refuse hire to a customer if it is suspected they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Late returns will be charged at £10.00 per bike per hour or part thereof. If we are unable to return the bike(s) to the hire shop then a collection fee of £10 per bike will be charged to collect them from a roadside location within a 10 mile radius. Collection from further afield will cost an additional £2 per mile.
  • Cancellations: Hire bookings will be refunded in full, only if In Your Element is notified at least 48 hours before your booking is due to start.
Bike charges for lost equipment:
Small bike pump
Tyre levers
Inner tube
Lost bike or damaged frame
Damage to equipment
  • Cost of repair, loss or value will be charged.

Book your bike hire now using the online booking tool that follows:

If you are looking to hire a bike today, you can’t book online.  Please visit us at the Hire Pavilion.

Customer Reviews

If you would like to see what customers say about us, you can read some recent reviews by clicking on the + (to the right)

Aviemore – Bike Hire & Activities

Hired two analogue bikes for 1/2 day. Like new Marin hardtails. Well maintained. Great service. Would recommend 🙏
Will Gould Avatar
Will Gould
Very friendly staff, acceptable prices for a family day hire. The location is perfect to start exploring the many trails around Aviemore.
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Max Marra
5 star ratingGood bikes, nice friendly helpful people Good bikes, nice friendly helpful people, told us about sone great routes - helped us have a great day out
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jim b
5 star ratingHighly recommend for bike hire Hired mountain bikes here for the morning. Bikes were great - very smooth ride. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Maps of local area very helpful and beautiful area to ride with great tracks
Davina2013 Avatar
Ottimo noleggio. Molto gentile il gestore! Alcuni sentieri partono proprio da qui!
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Stefano Costanzo
Awesome bikes, well maintained and the staff were so nice! Andy sorted our bikes and he was an absolute legend, so enthusiastic and friendly it made our day. We rode about 30 miles on the local trails and had an absolute blast
Michael Tennant Avatar
Michael Tennant
5 star ratingRelaxed and fun archery session Went for an archery taster with instructor Rosco. He was brilliant and kept throwing us different challenges. The session is a good length so it's not rushed at all and you get a chance to get into it. Everything was well explained by Rosco and he made us feel comfortable and kept our spirits up with his banter. He even let us have a quick taster of the axe-throwing, too, as a wee bonus! I even think my dad might have found his hidden talent (same can't be said of me). Highly recommended.
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Craig M
We hired bikes for a family of 4 over a half day in Aviemore, the In Your Element guys were very helpful, knowledgeable and had us on our way within 20 minutes. Would definitely recommend!
Jon McKenzie Avatar
Jon McKenzie
Bikes are well maintained, team were very friendly and extremely knowledgable with lots of suggested routes. Good value for the full day hire. Thanks guys!
Lisa Eastlake Avatar
Lisa Eastlake
Friendly staff good service good bikes. No issues
Jack V Avatar
Jack V
5 star ratingGreat hire. The stuff is very friendly and helpful. They gave a great advice which tours to take. A good location for Mountain biking, the bikes were well taken care of. We do recommend.
Sabine D Avatar
Sabine D
5 star ratingHighly recommended. Well maintained bikes, amazing location. Well maintained bikes, great location in the Rothiemurchus estate, easy access to several well kept routes. Free parking as well. Staff very friendly and knowledgable. Highly recommended, will be back ourselves on our next visit to the area.
Philpot400 Avatar
High quality bikes and very friendly staff
Ezzaldin Alkooheji Avatar
Ezzaldin Alkooheji
Brilliant. Staff are awesome. Very friendly. No issues with the bikes. Would definitely reccomend using these guys. ✌🏻😎🚴‍♂️
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Stevo Guitaro
Hired a bike here on Friday morning . Guys who ran it were very nice would highly recommend. Also the best price would use again
Paul Gal Avatar
Paul Gal
Really helpful and knowledgeable about the runs. Recommend the ride up to Green Loch, followed by a well deserved cake
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Carnotarus Hi
Good but very eggy and a little bit scotty
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Sebastian pp
5 star ratingGorge Walking! Gorge Walking with “In Your Element” (booked through Rothiemurcus) was the only energetic activity (organised) that we could find to do with the whole group (6+) - and it was great fun, loved by everyone! Elouise was a star, and looked after us very well 👌🏻
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Andy M
5 star ratingSuper They are very friendly and helpful. They are good with kids. Well-kept bicycles. We had a very good time! We highly recommend this place!
Elien Avatar
Great fun. Good quality bikes, fun trails. I would book in advance if you are looking to use kids seats.
Kyle Brown Avatar
Kyle Brown
5 star ratingGreat Time Great bike rental for Rothiemurchas. We appreciated the friendly service from Roscoe and the good bikes/helmets. Now if only they could have stopped the rain!
Cristina E Avatar
Cristina E
A great place. We did not intend to rent a bike but still got very good recommendations for the area around. I would highly recommend going there 😉
Christopher Heß Avatar
Christopher Heß
Great bike hire, friendly knowledgeable staff and lots of trails/routes on the doorstep.
Claire Wilson Avatar
Claire Wilson
Great bike and friendly knowledgeable team. I really enjoyed my day and appreciated the advice on a decent route as well as one of the team jumping on his own bike to show us to the start of the trail we had decided on. They even gave my friend advice on her own bike and explained some maintenance issues for her. Really positive experience all round! And thank god for gel seat covers 😂
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C Dent
5 star ratingGreat canoeing experience on Loch Ness We used this company for a 1 hour canoe session on Loch Ness. Firstly our guide, Stewart was friendly, attentive and even took some lovely photos of us to save risking our cameras getting wet. We got to see some amazing scenery while learning about the Loch and it’s history. Stewart was mindful that 3 out of 4 of us had not canoed before but kept it manageable and fun. The company offers a 10% discount to NHS/blue light as well (much appreciated).
BPB82 Avatar
Very friendly stuff and lower prices than competition services. We rented 2 MTB bikes for 2 days, did around 60miles tours. Bikes are really low cost, with the most basic groupsets, over-greased, no tubeless (one tire was even mounted the wrong way), worn out (saddles, seat posts) rather badly. I asked why were tires so ridiculously over inflated and got an answer "People ask that way". Thanks for funny hearing from a bike rental service... Good for short tours with children...
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Lino Legac
We hired two adult bikes and a trailer for the kids today. The staff were really helpful and bikes were excellent. We cycled straight from bike pick up out to loch an Eilein for a picnic, perfect trail for family with really little ones on the half day hire.
Ceri Lynn Avatar
Ceri Lynn
brilliant service from a lovely member of staff. great set of hardtail bikes in all sizes. well worth checking out
Ewan Jones Avatar
Ewan Jones
These guys could not have been anymore helpful. The staff where really friendly and knowledgeable. Im going back next year for sure.
Jamie T Avatar
Jamie T
No booking needed, enough size options and for a 4’11 adult is difficult to find XS but they had it. Also helmets available if would like one, as a cyclist myself I did find the bike well maintained and feeling safe.
Zi M Avatar
Zi M
We didn’t book but the guys were more than happy to help us rent a tag along for my 3 year old. They were friendly, chatted happily with all of us and gave us great recommendations for routes to cycle in the area.
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Nikki Storrar
Loved the staff as they gave us tried and tested bikes on time with all the gears included. Love their commitment to bikes, there are almost hundreds of bikes available for rent for any one... my wife wanted a small bicycle as per her height and she was able to get after we requested promptly. Very well recommended this place to get bikes, they are open on Sundays as well. Would want to come back here and rent again from these guys. Thanks 😊❤️
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Anshul katta
Great afternoon riding through the woodland tracks around a loch. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Booked the day before, all hassle free. So nice to cycle some traffic free routes on a lovely sunny day.
Kayleigh Edwards Avatar
Kayleigh Edwards
Really good bikes, friendly and helpful staff
Iain Robertson Avatar
Iain Robertson
5 star ratingHelpful and knowledgeable staff We hired bikes for the afternoon and cycled towards the Cairngorms. The staff were really helpful and knowledgable about our bike requirements and the local area - bike trails etc. I’d definitely recommend hiring bikes from here and exploring the local area.
KimJo Avatar
Highly recommended! Fantastic bikes and really helpful and friendly staff.
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Adam Leyton
Hired bikes today and back again tomorrow for a Segway tour. Lots of different routes from the novice to the more adventurous. Thoroughly enjoyed our Segway tour with Mandy. She was very patient with 4 complete novices. Mandy provided excellent tuition allowing us all to enjoy the experience. Excellent value for money and would highly recommend it
Derek McGhee Avatar
Derek McGhee
Very reasonable prices and friendly staff. Bikes we hired were well maintained! Would recommend!
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Calum Macdonald
100% recommend it, very accommodating and super friendly. Bikes are safe and reliable. Also, absolute bargain considering the very touristy location. Thanks guys!
Emmanuel Bernhard Avatar
Emmanuel Bernhard
Well equipped, accommodating and friendly service! Last minute on a sunny day in the Cairngorms, Ros was able to accommodate us. We were able to cycle the Rothiemurchus estate in two correct size and well maintained mountain bikes. Would recommend!!
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Neal Chauhan
Great way to explore the love the off-road experience esp puddles
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anil hansjee
Brilliant bikes and really great staff! They were super flexible to fit our requirements and were always there to help with any questions. We had such a fun week on their bikes!
Steve Pycroft Avatar
Steve Pycroft
Great bike hire, friendly staff, good prices and easy to return bikes.
Mag Avatar
Had a fantastic ride up to Loch Eanaich. Really nice and friendly service, and good MTBs that are well serviced. Good value too.
Lindsay Sawyer Avatar
Lindsay Sawyer
Super convenient bike rental with zero faff. The trails feel extremely remote, yet you can be back in the car park in a couple of hours. Bikes were good quality and the guys in charge were friendly and very safety conscious.
Glyn Thomas Avatar
Glyn Thomas
Excellent service. Didn't book in advance, but the guys were happy to sort us out with a few bikes. Great recommendation on the route we should take based on our timings. Will definitely stop by next time we are in Aviemore.
Rob Gibson Avatar
Rob Gibson
Great set of Marin bikes. We hired them for the morning and would recommend the cycle route from Aviemore to Loch Insh - we saw some Osprey near the church! Thank you to Andy for great service and much needed high energy in the early morning!
Tom Rodenby Avatar
Tom Rodenby
Knowledgable and helpful team good bikes and a variety of trails of varying difficulty
Steve Gannon Avatar
Steve Gannon
Roscoe was exceptionally helpful!! It’s busy busy here this Summer and Roscoe managed to sort out bikes for us last minute. Expert advice, great bikes and best trial route advised / even hair style advice! 🤗
Sally Davies Avatar
Sally Davies
Friendly service, quality bikes. Thanks!
Graham Anderson Avatar
Graham Anderson
Good value bike hire, good bikes, helpful and friendly staff.
Dave Waddell Avatar
Dave Waddell
The guy who helped us was brilliant
Christa Gibb Avatar
Christa Gibb
Need a bike this is the place
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Povilas Lasta
Very friendly staff that went out of their way to accommodate our family of 5 - we arrived without a booking but it was very busy on the summer day we visited and I would recommend booking in advance. Bikes were all in good working condition. Location is great - we had a nice ride down to the loch, riding for about 3 hours on mainly separate bike/ pedestrian paths.
Michelle M Avatar
Michelle M
These guys are great. Accommodated us with no booking at short notice. Good quality bikes and nice riding trails.
Daniel Altman Avatar
Daniel Altman
Great experience. Good for an experienced rider as well as inexperienced.
patrick Goold Avatar
patrick Goold
Great bikes, helpful people, was advised book in advance
Dave Sheridan Avatar
Dave Sheridan
Great bike hire location with direct access to the trails. Bikes were nice and staff was super friendly with directions - highly recommended.
Tom Lu Avatar
Tom Lu
Brilliant! Would highly recommend this company. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. We hired 5 bikes and cycled to Loch Eanaich and then back round Loch an Eilein. Fabulous cycle routes from the centre. An excellent day of our holiday. Thank you - we were definately 'in our element' - (not sure our bodies will be tomorrow though!!!)
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Dave & Jo Edwards
Great value and perfect location and were very nice and accommodating after me messing up the booking initially! Great quality bikes too 👍
Blair Robertson Avatar
Blair Robertson
Friendly staff, well maintained bikes, route map provided, what more could you ask for?
Liam Challis Avatar
Liam Challis
Top quality mountain bikes with fat tyres available for hire
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Muhayman Jamil
We were so impressed with this bike hire company. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. They took time to find the right fit for all of our family, not rushing us at all. Good advice on suitable routes for us, bearing in mind that we had small children with us, including tips on where to find a good cake stop.
Leigh Ov Avatar
Leigh Ov
Bicis con lo justo, alguna echaba a faltar mantenimiento y cambiar la cubierta. Los caminos para recorrer idílicos
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Pablo Serrano Balazote
We did a bushcraft course. Learnt lots cooked on the fire out guide was very interesting.
CastLunar Avatar
Friendly service. Great equipment. Location is excellent near trails.
Darren Rockman Avatar
Darren Rockman
Good value and very helpful staff. Even when I was suggesting attempting a crazy ride with 2 kids in a buggy to a remote loch.
Harvey Hillary Avatar
Harvey Hillary

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